Riding a motor bike in Plano is a fun and enjoyable experience but it can also lead to motorcycle accidents. Negligence on the part of a motor vehicle driver is usually the cause of such accidents and sadly, it is the rider who suffers the most injuries most of the time. A motorcycle does not offer the same protection as an automobile and thus, there is nothing that will cushion the body in an impact against a car or another object if a collision occurs. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of someone, you are entitled to receive compensations for your damages.

Because of the seriousness of injuries or even death that can result from motorcycle accidents, having the help of a lawyer is essential in seeking damages. One of the most frequent mistakes that people do in making a claim is in doing a settlement negotiation with the insurance provider of the other party without the help of a legal counsel. Bear in mind that the insurance company will not willingly give you a fair compensation. They will either deny your claim or try to settle for as little amount as possible. Thus, the amount that you may get will not be enough to cover all the expenses that you have incurred or adequately compensate the family of those who were killed. With an attorney, the amount of compensation that you can claim may be substantially increased.

Estimating the value of a claim in motorcycle accidents is not easy unless the victim has recovered completely. Some of the things that are usually considered in arriving at a range of value are the following:

  • Who is really at fault? Was another party, including the rider, partly at fault or was it entirely the liability of the driver?
  • Did you get medical attention quickly? The counsel of the other party will argue on delays in medical treatment claiming that no serious injury really resulted from the accident
  • Were there really serious injuries and how long did they heal? Is there evidence that will prove them such as CT scans, MRI’s or x rays?
  • Was the victim of the accident a good patient? If there are gaps in the treatment that cannot be explained, the other party can use these to argue that you were not really injured seriously. This is the reason why doctors will insist that you do not miss any of your appointments
  • Did you have any existing medical conditions before the accident? If a part of your body was hurt before, it could still be worsened by motorcycle accidents. However, these are usually less considered by juries than a part of your body that has not been hurt before.

If you have been injured in motorcycle accidents in Plano, the personal injury lawyers at The Goolsby Law Firm are ready to uphold your rights and aggressively represent you in court. We know of the physical and mental hardship that you are going through and thus, will handle everything so that you can heal quickly and move on with your life. Call the motorcycle injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We work on contingency fee basis so you do not have to pay us unless we recover successfully for you.

The Goolsby Law Firm – Protecting Your Rights
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